The Company. Robert Creeley.
The Company

The Company

Providence, RI: Burning Deck, 1988. Limited First Edition. Softcover. (1/750 Unnumbered Copies). "For more than forty years, Robert Creeley has forged a signature style in American poetry, an idiosyncratic, highly elliptical, syntactical compression by which the character of his mind's concentrated and stumbling proposals might be expressed. In many ways, what Creeley finds essential to poetry is what improvisational jazz musicians like Keith Jarrett and Mal Waldron emphasize, the process of composition. "'I see as I write,' Creeley has noted, and his poems are less "Emotions recollected in tranquility"-- as Wordsworth described his own project-- than linguistic enactments of the emotional conflicts at work and war in any present moment of conscious awareness." (Forrest Gander, "The Boston Review"). This 1988 release from Robert Creeley lives up to Gander's aforementioned statement and more, constituting another essential Creeley collectible. Book in very fine condition with only slight rubbing to front, back covers; minute nicks near bottom left, bottom right of front cover; slight shelf-wear to bottom, top fine-edges of front cover; minute bumps to top right, bottom right, top left corners of front cover; similar minute bumps to top left, bottom left corners of back cover; same bumping & lightest chipping to bottom right-hand corner of same; former bookseller's stickered price on top left corner of back cover. Very Fine. [Item #2729]

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